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Interim president selected by Erskine Board of Trustees

Posted on October 21, 2016 by

The Erskine Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Dr. Robert E. Gustafson, Jr. as interim president. Gustafson will begin his service Nov. 1, immediately following the retirement of Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra Oct. 31. Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Dr. Tom Hellams of Prospect, Ky., chair of the search committee, describes Gustafson […]

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Erskine talents on display at ‘Empty Bowls’  

Posted on October 21, 2016 by

Erskine students and faculty members, with Erskine Art Department Chair Kerri Boyd, created and donated 40 bowls to “Empty Bowls,” the major fund-raising event for the Greenwood Soup Kitchen. So far this year’s event has raised more than $30,000 to assist the organization in feeding the hungry. In addition to the fund-raising dinner Oct. 13—in […]

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Brown, Mull crowned at homecoming court

Posted on October 18, 2016 by

Seniors Aaron Brown and Ashley Mull were crowned homecoming king and queen Oct. 15 during halftime of the men’s soccer match against Barton College. The Fleet Men defeated the Barton Bulldogs, scoring two goals in the second half for a 2-0 win, while the Fleet Women fell to Barton earlier in the afternoon. Brown, an […]

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Trustees prepare for leadership transition

Posted on October 7, 2016 by

The Trustees of Erskine College and Theological Seminary met earlier this week to address several transitional issues facing the institution. Dr. Tom Hellams, who became acting chairman in August upon the resignation of the previous chair, presided over the meeting. Erskine President Dr. Paul Kooistra, who retires at the end of October, briefly addressed the […]

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Flourishing campus ministry offers fellowship and more

Posted on September 30, 2016 by

A key component of campus ministry at Erskine is Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), led by the institution’s longtime chaplain Paul Patrick and husband-and-wife RUF interns Alden and Taylor Groves. Along with the Student Christian Association (SCA) and a number of faith-focused groups, including Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), RUF […]

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Bell trust to benefit established scholarships

Posted on September 22, 2016 by

Back in 1995, the Rev. Dr. James Murphy Bell, Sr., a graduate of Erskine College as well as Erskine Theological Seminary, and his wife Lois Alexander Bell, a graduate of Erskine College, created a charitable remainder trust, generously designating Erskine College as trustee. Dr. James Bell served as an ordained ARP minister for more than […]

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Constitution Day speaker calls for courage

Posted on September 19, 2016 by

Former U.S. Rep. Robert Durden “Bob” Inglis urged students to lead “lives of courage” at the Erskine College Constitution Day convocation Sept. 15. Inglis cited John Adams, a patriot who succeeded George Washington as president of the United States, for his courage in defending British soldiers implicated in the Boston Massacre of 1770. Five colonists […]

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‘Center for Environmental Stewardship’ makes strong start

Posted on September 6, 2016 by

Four faculty members and eight students spent seven weeks this summer engaged in scientific research, thanks to the “Erskine Center for Environmental Stewardship,” an initiative supported by the Bell Enrichment Fund. “The students will be presenting their work on and off campus at conferences, and there will be at least one paper submitted for potential […]

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President preaches, bids farewell at formal opening

Posted on September 5, 2016 by

Erskine College and Seminary President Dr. Paul Kooistra addressed an assembly of students, faculty, staff, and community members Sept. 1 in the Due West ARP Church during a formal opening convocation marking the 178th year of the college and the 180th year of the seminary. The president, who has announced his intention to retire by […]

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